After graduating from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Interior Design degree and becoming an Allied Member ASID (American Society of Interior Designers), owner, Merrill, moved back to her hometown of Wichita Falls, where she opened m. lynne designs. With a love for bright colors and all things happy, Merrill strives each and every day to provide her customers with a place that not only has unique and one of a kind gifts and personalized accessories, but it warms hearts and makes dull days bright again. In fact, some customers have been known to stop by and hang out for a while, just to cheer up!
In December 2021, our family experienced the loss of our "official door greeter," Reese, who had the biggest dog smile you ever saw. Reese loved helping out around the store, and although her position as 'Chief Canine Officer' will never be filled, Chewy has taken on shop responsibilities as 'Happiness Coordinator' and loves greeting everyone with kisses.
While we are facing a new season that looks different from when we first opened our doors, our m. lynne designs family is passionate to continue our mission of bringing happiness into each of your homes!
Awards & Recognition:
-American Society of Interior Designers member since 2006
-Leadership Wichita Falls class of 2011
-Top 20 Under 40 class of 2011
-Wichita Falls Chamber of Commerce & Small Business Development Center Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist, 2013
-Wichita Falls Chamber of Commerce & Small Business Development Center Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, 2014
-Small Business Administration Dallas/Ft. Worth Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, 2015
-Paul Harris Fellow since 2014